Outlines is a festival designed to add a dose of winter festival fun to some of Sheffield's finest venues.

Expect a genre-spanning mix of established names and breaking talent, as artists take to the stage at venues including The Harley, Queens Social Club, Plug and the Leadmill.

Outlines has been extended to take place across two days for 2017. For the first time, it will be accessible to music-lovers aged 14+.


Doors will open for the wristband exchange during the afternoon on Thursday 2nd. The music starts from 5.00pm on Friday 3rd March. Live bands will be on until around 11pm, and then after-parties are open until 3am. On Saturday 4th March, live music will start from 12.00pm. Please note that you will require a top-up ticket to attend the after-parties.


Tickets can be purchased online through this website by visiting the ticket page.

Physical tickets are available to purchase in the following outlets, while stocks last: The Harley, Leadmill, Plug, Spinning Discs (Meersbrook). Advance tickets are limited in number and will only be on sale for a limited time.


Applications have now closed for this year's festival.


Outlines is an event for all people, regardless of race, gender, orientation or physical ability.

If something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable - no matter how small it seems - you can report it to a member of festival staff and they will work with you to make sure it doesn't have to spoil the festival for you.

Respect your fellow festival-goers and look out for each other. If you see someone behaving badly towards other people, please alert a member of festival staff.


All advance tickets will need to be exchanged for a wristband prior to entry.

Please note that you will need to collect your wristband in person.

You may not collect wristbands on behalf of other people, even if you purchased their tickets for them.

Venue: The Hubs, Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Thursday 2nd March: 5pm - 7pm

Friday 3rd March: 3pm - 9pm

Saturday 4th March: 11am - 5pm


Most venues involved in Outlines do have disabled access. Please see individual venue profile pages for full details of disabled access.

Disabled customers with a carer will be able to claim free entrance to the event for one carer. Please email danielle@theharley.co.uk to notify us in advance if you plan to attend with a carer.

Applications for carers passes must be submitted by 12th February. No applications will be accepted after this point


Outlines is a 14+ event. Please bring your ID.

Advance tickets must be exchanged for a wristband prior to admission.

All wristbands must be collected in person. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets.

Entry to all venues is subject to capacity, so make sure you get down early to avoid disappointment. Once it's full, it's full.

Outlines reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject any person for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance.

Festival-goers will not be permitted to bring professional cameras onsite. Standard compact cameras will be permitted for personal use, though festival-goers will not be able to bring in cameras with either interchangeable lenses or a lens longer than 6 inches. Any camera with a removable lens, a zoom 3x or greater, or 10MP cameras will be deemed to be professional cameras and will not be permitted. Professional photographers and videographers must apply for press accreditation prior to the event.

Outlines is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property brought into the event, unless caused by negligence of the promoter or venue management.

Upon entry to the event, you give your express consent to the use of actual or simulated likeness in any video, film or audio recording of this event.

Lineup and stage times are subject to change. No refunds will be issued in this instance. Please see social media for the latest.


When leaving venues at the end of the night, please remember that we are in a city full of residents and try to keep noise to a minimum. Please drink responsibly, remember to pace yourselves and drink plenty of water, which is provided for free in venues. It’s a long weekend! We operate a strict zero tolerance policy to both illegal drugs and 'legal highs'. Nitrous oxide will not be permitted. Anyone found to be in possession of banned substances or items will be refused entry and the appropriate legal action will be taken. No refunds will be issued.

Bag searches may be in operation at all festival venues.

Please note that performances do contain flashing lights and strobes.

Ask the stewards if you need help, and look after your friends.


Watch out for live traffic. Please take care when crossing the roads and respect the stewards who are there for your protection.

Taking a taxi is a safe option for moving between venues and getting home at the end of the night. If you are a student, you can hand your student card to City Taxis drivers if you don't have cash.